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Dive Review of Don Questo in
Africa/Sudanese Red Sea

Don Questo, Apr, 2009,

by Chris Heinbach, VA, USA ( 1 report). Report 4838.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Thailand, USA
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No more than 50 meters, 50 minutes. Loosely enforced
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 2 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Spent 2 weeks aboard the Don Questo in the deep Southern Sudanese Red Sea. Suakin Archipelago and below. Remote. Rarely even a fishing boat seen. Pristine reefs, large schools of jacks, barracuda, sweetlips, tuna. Large schools of hammerheads. Sharks on every dive. Silkys, grey tips, black tips. One site had a group of 6-8 tiger sharks. Unbelievable coral formations and sheer quantity of life.

Experienced captain, divemaster, and crew. Quite strong currents on occasion. Not for beginners. Dove from zodiacs. Boat very well set up for diving. Accommodations are not luxurious, but adequate. Food was quite good. Sudan was very laid back. No problems or hassles.
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